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Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Driving Growth Through Innovation (Bundle)

Apr 23—28, 2020
6 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 6460
USD 1076 per day

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In today’s business environment of technological advancement and rapid globalization, executives must constantly look to the future. The two courses included in this bundle will help you learn to identify opportunities for innovation and organizational growth, and implement successful changes that ensure continuous strategic viability. Utilizing a blend of lectures, group work, and case studies, this course bundle will instill executives with confidence to lead their organizations through increasingly complex business environments.


  • Change Leadership: Strategies for Organizational Growth in a Dynamic World
  • Breakthrough Innovation: Strategies for Taking Your Moonshot

Program Takeaways

Theories of Change

Acquire deep understanding of the phenomenon of change learning and the theories, challenges and strategies of effecting change management in organizations

Importance of Leadership

Examine the central role of strong leadership in implementing organizational changes that stick and develop awareness regarding your personal capacity to lead change

Change Toolkit

Understand how to identify and diagnose change needs within your company, and learn the practices of developing an effective change plan

Breakthrough Innovation Opportunities

Use exercises to see the “big picture” of your industry, revealing its most important breakthrough innovation opportunities. You will also use an exercise to identify those innovation opportunities you find most intrinsically motivating to help you prioritize your best moonshot ideas.

Habits for Reaching Your Breakthrough Potential

Learn how to better nurture the breakthrough innovation potential of yourself and others through developing routines and habits that nurture creative insight, self-efficacy and resilience.

Moonshot Opportunity Roadmap

Create a step-by-step game plan for pursuing your best moonshot opportunity.


Day 1

  • Change Leadership

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Session 1: Mapping the Change Management Territory

  • Global trends, changes in industry environments and the emergence of the knowledge economy
  • Implications these trends have for management in general and change management specifically

Session 2: Theories of Change

  • How do we think of change?
  • Is change really possible?
  • How often do change initiatives fail and why?
  • Key literature and cases

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

Session 3: Diagnosing the Need for Change: Strategic Transformation of Organizations

  • The first of three steps to manage change: “Diagnosis”
  • Practices and methodologies used to effectively diagnose organizational change needs

Session 4: Inventing a Change Worth Pursuing: Strategic Transformation of Organizations

  • The second step to manage change: “Invent”
  • Future-oriented foresights, forecast developing, future scenarios planning and the role of vision in mobilizing change

Day 2

  • Change Leadership
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Session 5: Transition of Organizational Infrastructure: The Recipient of Change

  • The third step to manage change: “Implement”
  • Building flexibility and the capacity of the company to adapt and adjust
  • Aspects of change deployment and the barriers to successful implementation

Session 6: Designing a Change Plan

  • Step-based approach to change plan development
  • In-depth review of critical actions for each stage of the plan development process

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm: Lunch

Session 7: Best Practices of Leading Change in Organizations

  • The ‘right’ approach to change plan development and deployment – who’s done it right, why, and what can we learn and benchmark in our own change plans?

Session 8: Leadership Capacity for Change

  • Change leadership practices that work best in proactively and effectively leading organizations and people through uncertainty and transitions

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Change Leadership Program Conclusion and Evaluations

Day 3

  • Breakthrough Innovation

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Agenda to come

Day 4

  • Breakthrough Innovation

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast

Agenda to come

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Breakthrough Innovation Program Conclusion and Evaluations

Who should attend

Although there are no formal education or background requirements, this course is designed for executives who meet the criteria below. While we strongly encourage global participation, please note that all courses are taught in English. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required.


Biography Melissa A. Schilling is the John Herzog Chair Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business. She received her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in strategic manageme...
Biography Anat Lechner is a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at NYU Stern. Professor Lechner earned her Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers University in 2000. She is also the recipient of the GE Teaching Excellence award. Professor Lechner's research focus...

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Apr 23—28, 2020
6 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 6460
USD 1076 per day

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